Arabia: Haji’s go high tech during Hajj

Each bracelet carries a bar code readable by smartphone. It indicates the pilgrim’s identity, nationality, place of lodging in Mecca, as well as other information, the vice secretary of the ministry of hajj and umrah, Issa Rawas, told AFP. Close to two million pilgrims have converged on western Saudi Arabia […]

Me, My Phone and Mecca

Source: Huffington Post By Zoha Qamar Student at Columbia University The black silk was cold and soft. The protruding layers of thread that spelt out “Allah” in neat Arabic curls absorbed the tears and prayers sprayed at the cloth’s delicate font, while still reflecting the flood of light that shone from […]